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On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers
4 out of 5
12 Filleul Street, Dunedin
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The price is CA $21 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is steps from Dunedin Town Hall and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also within 2 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"Very handy to town and all the services. Easy walking distance to everything. Please put some hooks in the room, these are needed to hang clothes."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2021

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers
Manor House Backpackers
2 out of 5
28 Manor Place, Dunedin, Otago
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Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

3.9/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Good for the price"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

Manor House Backpackers
Stafford Gables Hostel
2 out of 5
71 Stafford St, Dunedin Central, Dunedin
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The price is CA $49 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

2.6/5 (22 reviews)

"Good low-budget accommodation. It would have been better if there was some non-see through glass in the upstairs bathroom. And if the reception was available for longer hours."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2021

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Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios
2 out of 5
277 Rattray St, Dunedin, OTA
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Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Speight's Brewery and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are ...

Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios
Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village
2 out of 5
190 Union Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago
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Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Forsyth Barr Stadium and University of Otago. The Octagon is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
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"For staying in a campus dormitory, service was responsive, well organized, and perfectly helpful. Facilities were modern and clean. It was a great stop for me."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2020

Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village
Geeky Gecko - Hostel
2 out of 5
6 Stafford St, Dunedin, Otago
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Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"I thought the staff lacking enthusiasm when approaching reception. Building is run down but everything was clean. We did however enjoyed the rules to do with noise and surprisingly everyone obeyed ."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

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The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

4 out of 5
137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin
The price is CA $115 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Excellent staff/ friendly and accomodating! Rooms were very tidy. The location to city’s stadium worked well too."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

4.5 out of 5
118 High Street, Dunedin
The price is CA $150 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Friendly service"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge

Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge

4 out of 5
30 Duke Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin
The price is CA $115 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4.4/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)

"On check in was given a free upgrade which was great and the shower for a hotel was amazing although a little tight to get in and out of, maybe a sliding door would be good. The breakfast buffet however had limited choices and the same everyday. Maybe a slight change would be good I.e pancakes on ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 6, 2021

Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for an affordable place to stay in Dunedin, one of the 6 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Dunedin for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out cultural highlights like the museums in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.

Hostels in Dunedin

Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start:

Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village - Located within a 10-minute walk of Forsyth Barr Stadium. You can take advantage of free WiFi and laundry facilities, as well as a pool table. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers - Located steps from St. Paul's Cathedral. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and coffee/tea makers.

Manor House Backpackers - Located within a 10-minute walk of Speight's Brewery. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen.

Kiwis Nest - Hostel - Located steps from Otago Museum. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities.

Stafford Gables Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Speight's Brewery. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Dunedin?

The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 70° F and nighttime temperatures average 47° F
  • April-June: 64° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 60° F and nighttime averages are around 35° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.42 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Dunedin?

Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • First Church of Otago
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Natural Features
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Penguin Place
  • Taieri Gorge
Cultural Attractions
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame
  • Otago Museum
  • Regent Theatre

Generally, Dunedin is known for its:

  • Tours
  • Gardens
  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Breweries
  • Wildlife
  • Churches

How to Get to Dunedin and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), located 15 mi (24.2 km) away from the city center. Once you've arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. If you're looking to check out more of the surrounding area, head over to Dunedin Railway Station to hop on a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Dunedin?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums, and the gardens create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they all have three main qualities in common, including low prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Dunedin?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers - Located steps from The Octagon. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. You’ll find towels, showers, and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. Manor House Backpackers - Located within a 20-minute walk of The Octagon. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Stafford Gables Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of The Octagon. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels and bed sheets. Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios - Located within a 10-minute walk of The Octagon. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and barbecue grills. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and lockers. Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village - Located within a 10-minute walk of Forsyth Barr Stadium. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Dunedin?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Dunedin, one of Expedia’s 7 hostels might be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Dunedin?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 57°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 47°F. Average annual precipitation for Dunedin is 35 inches.
What is there to see and do in Dunedin?
Generally, Dunedin is known for its local tours, gardens, and museums. Major attractions include The Octagon, Forsyth Barr Stadium, and Brighton Beach. Get out into nature with places like Dunedin Botanic Garden, St. Clair Beach, and Signal Hill. Cultural attractions include Regent Theatre, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, and New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
What's the best way to get to and around Dunedin while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Dunedin on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the closest airport, which is Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), 15 mi (24.2 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to make use of public transit. If you’re looking to explore more of the surrounding area, make your way to Dunedin Railway Station to take a train.

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